On average, 35.8% of cars will fail their MoT test in Galashiels, which puts the region above the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Suspension, Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment and Brakes, while 4.3% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 47.0%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are SAAB, Rover and Renault. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Kia, BMW and Audi.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 14.8% 12.1% +22%
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 14.6% 16.7% −13%
Brakes 13.9% 9.0% +55%
Driver's view of the road 6.1% 6.2% −1%
Tyres 5.8% 7.2% −19%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 4.3% 3.6% +20%
Steering 3.0% 2.3% +32%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.3% 1.6% −17%
Body, Structure and General Items 1.0% 1.1% −10%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2015 99 10.1% 13.2% −23%
2014 4,309 15.7% 14.3% +10%
2013 3,987 18.5% 16.9% +9%
2012 3,343 22.4% 20.9% +7%
2011 3,097 27.5% 24.6% +12%
2010 3,220 33.1% 29.2% +13%
2009 2,871 38.2% 32.8% +17%
2008 2,714 42.9% 37.0% +16%
2007 2,943 45.8% 39.6% +16%
2006 2,528 48.1% 42.2% +14%
2005 2,395 52.0% 45.0% +15%
2004 2,098 52.3% 47.4% +11%
2003 1,657 52.1% 48.6% +7%
2002 1,286 53.0% 49.6% +7%
2001 749 52.9% 49.6% +6%
2000 428 51.9% 49.2% +5%
1999 302 52.0% 48.8% +7%
1998 177 42.4% 46.8% −10%
1997 154 40.3% 45.5% −11%
1996 122 45.1% 44.2% +2%
1995 82 46.3% 42.3% +10%
1994 50 42.0% 41.0% +3%
1993 57 31.6% 40.5% −22%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Audi 1,275 26.9% 25.5% +5%
BMW 767 27.4% 26.9% +2%
Kia 1,475 30.8% 30.7% +0%
Land Rover 1,921 31.4% 31.0% +1%
Jaguar 321 31.8% 31.3% +2%
Hyundai 674 32.2% 29.4% +9%
Skoda 1,072 32.6% 28.3% +15%
Mitsubishi 1,352 33.5% 36.4% −8%
Volkswagen 4,199 33.7% 33.1% +2%
Toyota 2,485 33.9% 30.1% +13%
Volvo 1,362 34.5% 35.1% −2%
MG 129 34.9% 41.7% −16%
Nissan 2,054 35.2% 33.3% +6%
SEAT 912 35.3% 32.6% +8%
Mercedes-Benz 747 35.7% 30.4% +17%
Honda 1,015 36.0% 31.1% +15%
Ford 6,517 36.2% 35.2% +3%
FIAT 1,023 36.5% 36.8% −1%
Suzuki 1,555 37.7% 32.4% +16%
Chevrolet 166 38.6% 40.5% −5%
Mazda 504 38.7% 32.2% +20%
Vauxhall 6,295 40.5% 39.0% +4%
Citroen 1,748 41.5% 40.6% +2%
Isuzu 136 41.9% 43.9% −4%
Subaru 305 42.3% 32.8% +29%
Peugeot 2,663 43.1% 40.4% +7%
SAAB 185 47.0% 40.6% +16%
Rover 121 48.8% 47.0% +4%
Renault 1,649 50.4% 47.4% +6%
 

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